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Stocks were lower Tuesday morning, setting the three major indices up for a third straight session of losses after last week’s tech-led selloff.
Demonstrations against racial inequality and police brutality continue across the US following the death of George Floyd
California's largest utility is cutting power. Helicopters were being sent to rescue hikers. High temps are fueling fires across Oregon and Washington.
New Hampshire and Rhode Island are holding state primaries Tuesday.
“Really, fuck fuck fuck fuck, fuck” Andrea Crosta tells the driver of the car he just got in. Crosta is the founder of WildLeaks, a whistleblowing site for environmental crime, and he’s just aborted an undercover operation with a prominent ivory trader in China. Crosta wasn’t alone, and his collaborator’s hidden camera was spotted after she conspicuously moved her purse in front of some illegal merchandise.
Record-breaking heat is putting a strain on the electrical grid in California and hindering firefighters' efforts to contain the wildfires.
We don’t know when a COVID-19 vaccine will arrive, but we’re starting to understand how it will be distributed. The logistics can be complicated.
Staff at a multi-billion dollar mining company, which operated lucrative copper mines in Kazakhstan and was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange, organized a $100,000 luxury trip to Disneyland Paris via private jet for the family of the prime minister of Kazakhstan.The mining company, Kazakhmys, could now be investigated over the affair by Britain’s Serious Fraud Office, after leaked emails were flagged to the SFO by Kazakh dissidents. Although Kazakhmys does not deny having been involved in the organization of the trip, it says it can find no record that it paid for it.The chain of emails form 2011 in which Kazakhmys, whose mining operations exclusively occurred in Kazakhstan, communicated with the office of Karim Massimov, the then-prime minister of Kazakhstan, are detailed in a new book, Kleptopia, by investigative reporter Tom Burgis.Last week The Daily Beast reported on another astonishing tale in the book that involved two businessmen with connections to another Kazakh mining firm being found dead in a La Quinta motel while on a Route 66 road trip. Potential Whistleblowers Against Kazakh Oligarchs Found Dead on Route 66 Road TripSpeaking about the Kazakhmys affair, Burgis told The Daily Beast: “Clearly there are more questions that need answering. The biggest of which is: What is a mining company doing organizing a luxury holiday for the family of one of the most powerful men in the repressive regime that controls the country where it makes its money?”The arrangements have now been brought to the attention of Britain’s Serious Fraud office, according to a report by Burgis in London’s Financial Times newspaper.In his book, Burgis writes that on July 1, 2011 (by chance the same day that a new law against bribery came into force in the U.K.), an aide to Karim Massimov, the then-prime minister of Kazakhstan (now head of the country’s successor to the KGB, the KNB) who is a close ally of the country’s president, sent an email to Eduard Ogay, a senior executive at Kazakhmys. Burgis writes that the email was written “as if addressed not to an important business executive but to a travel agent.”The email read in part that “the chief,” by whom the aide meant Massimov, “has assigned me to work with you on the departure of his family of 4 people to Paris.”The aide, Burgis writes, spoke to Massimov’s wife “to ascertain her wishes. For the trip, a top-notch plane—a twelve-seater to be sure it wasn’t too small. Then a couple of days at Disneyland Paris and four or five nights at the George V off the Champs-Élysées. And a car, probably a minibus.”Functionaries at Kazakhmys, which was the biggest miner of Kazakhstan’s extensive copper reserves, “duly made the arrangements,” Burgis says. The 2011 emails, leaked as part of a massive data dump of hacked emails, were subsequently flagged by Kazakh dissidents to the SFO, where they are believed to have now triggered scrutiny under the U.K.’s strict anti-bribery legislation. After floating in London in 2005, Kazakhmys became one of the U.K.’s most valuable companies, with a market capitalization of up to $10bn at its peak. It has since been renamed Kaz Minerals, and various aspects of the business spun off into separate entities. A spokesman for Kaz Minerals told the FT the company had conducted “a thorough review of all available correspondence and financial records as soon as it became aware of this matter. This review, since which no new information has come to light, found no evidence of payment by the company (or by any of its employees) for these travel arrangements, and no evidence of a request for, or expectation of, payment by the company or by any of its employees for these travel arrangements.”The SFO told the FT: “We are aware of the allegations but can provide no further comment.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Beats headphones can be a sweet spot for those that like bass-heavy audio but want the many conveniences that come with Apple’s AirPods. While Beats devices tend to be expensive, you can get one of the company’s most impressive headphones to date at an all-time-low price right now. The Beats Solo Pro on-ear wireless headphones with active noise-cancellation are down to $199 at Amazon, which is $100 off their normal price.
U.S. nears 190K deaths. West Virginia University suspends in-person classes. French Open will allow spectators later this month. Latest COVID-19 news.
Hundreds of colleges across the U.S. are forging ahead with open campuses despite various coronavirus outbreaks early in the semester.
Six naked protesters sat in front of Rochester's police headquarters Monday starting the sixth day of protests against Daniel Prude's death.
Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya lived, a human rights group said Tuesday. The comments appear to be the first public confession by soldiers of involvement in army-directed massacres, rape and other crimes against Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country. More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017 to escape what Myanmar’s military called a clearance campaign following an attack by a Rohingya insurgent group in Rakhine state.
In a recent interview, Netflix Co-founder and Co-CEO Reed Hastings told Yahoo Finance how the company’s unorthodox management style drove it to innovate and grow.
House Democrats said Tuesday they will investigate whether Postmaster General Louis DeJoy encouraged employees at his business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Five people who worked for DeJoy’s former business, New Breed Logistics, say they were urged by DeJoy’s aides or by DeJoy himself to write checks and attend fundraisers at his mansion in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Washington Post reported. Two former employees told the newspaper that DeJoy would later give bigger bonuses to reimburse for the contributions.
A major testing and contact-tracing operation at Greece's largest migrant camp on the eastern island of Lesbos has so far detected 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the overcrowded facility's 12,500 residents, authorities said Tuesday. Health and migration ministry officials said medical teams have carried out 1,600 tests for the coronavirus at the Moria facility — initially designed to hold 2,800 people — and another 400 will follow over the next few days. Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said late Monday the infections were all linked with one Somali man who left the camp after being granted asylum in Greece, went to Athens but failed to find work and housing there and returned to Moria.
The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday it has confirmed two coronavirus cases in the Azraq camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, which is home to more than 36,000 people who have fled their country's civil war. “This is the first confirmed case of coronavirus in refugee camps in Jordan,” the UNHCR said in a statement.
Peloton's got a new, lower-end treadmill and a higher-end bike.
The economy of the 19 countries that use the euro shrank by 11.8% in the second quarter, the biggest decline on record and slightly less than originally reported, according to updated figures. Official data released Tuesday by EU statistics agency Eurostat trimmed the fall in production from the 12.1% figure first reported on July 31.
If there’s one thing more disconcerting than an orchestral Prom in an echoing empty Royal Albert Hall, it’s a jazz Prom. Orchestral players need an audience, but jazz musicians need them more, as it’s the energy of a live audience that fires them up to take risks. At Monday night’s Prom, there was a moment from the young eight-piece band Kokoroko when one felt the absence of that energy with intense poignancy. They’d just played their opening number, a delightfully easy, flowing piece named Uman underpinned with that characteristic rhythmic complication – a meshing of threes and fours – which the mind finds hard to process but the dancing body understands perfectly well. The horn section at the front made up of trumpet saxophone and trombone kept circling back to the main melody, a three-part chant in an ambiguous mood which we heard a lot of during the set – cheerful, but with a darker note of stoical endurance somewhere underneath. Eventually, that chant came back as song, when the three players put down their instruments and simply sang. We heard little call-and-response moments between the three, and at one point trombonist Richie Seivwright launched into a solo spot, which seemed just a tad tentative – as they all did, at first. Eventually the energy rose, but at the end of the number it dropped like a stone and a look of sheer bewilderment crossed trumpeter and band-leader’s Sheila Maurice-Grey’s face, as she registered the total silence. It took only a second for her and the band to recover their poise, and they then went on to give a joyous 70-minute set of numbers from their recent eponymous album together with some older material. Maurice-Grey founded Kokoroko (the word means “be strong” in the West African Orobo language) to revive the West African musical culture which had once been strong in London. But her aim isn’t to peddle an agreeable nostalgic fantasy of West Africa to the world music crowd; she wants to forge something truly contemporary, that will speak to her own people. The result is something fascinatingly multi-layered and rich. The three-part harmony from Maurice-Grey, saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi and Seivright carried echoes of Sixties West African bands such as Fela Kuti’s Koola Lobitos, as did Tobi Adenaike’s sunlit guitar. But the more urgent electronic-tinged sound of Afrobeat was there too, in the interlocking patterns of drummer Ayo Salawu and percussionist Onome Edgeworth.